TIP OF THE DAY NO. 72. – SUITS – MOST FLATTERING STYLE FOR YOUR FIGURE!

TIP NO. 72 – SUITS – MOST FLATTERING STYLE FOR YOUR FIGURE!

Whether you wear pant suits, or suits with a skirt, it is the jacket that dictates the look. And there again proportions are  most important, and your figure type decides which style is best.

A SMALL SLIM WOMAN will look best in a fitted short jacket, and if she is a little on the heavy side, a slightly looser style is better, but it should still be on the short side – maybe two inches longer than for a slimmer woman.

A SLIM WOMAN, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches can choose any jacket length that pleases her, fitted or loose.

A TALL SLIM WOMAN, 5 feet  and up, can wear many styles, but a fitted or belted  will show off her figure best.

A TALL HEAVY WOMAN should wear a straight, fairly long jacket, but nothing longer than halfway over her  bottom or it will make her look heavier.

Please don’t feel bad when you don’t look good in the latest style – remember fashion is what suits you!

See you tomorrow

                          Brigitte

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 69 – LOOK AT COLOURS IN THE RIGH LIGHT

TIP NO. 69 – LOOK AT COLOURS IN THE RIGHT LIGHT

When shopping and trying on clothes to find out if a certain colour is good for you, try to look at it in daylight. Artificial light changes colours. Go to the door of the boutique or to a window in a department store. If this isn’t possible, check it at home. If you find the colour is unbecoming, take the trouble to return it. Don’t compromise when it comes to your looks.

By the way the contrary is true when buying an evening dress or a garment worn mainly in artificial light: try it on in that light. Many colours that look well in daylight appear drab or ugly in the evening.

See you tomorrow

       scan0004-2                Brigitte

TIP OF THE DAY NO. 62 – WHEN IS A GARMENT TOO TIGHT?

TIP NO. 62 – WHEN IS A GARMENT TOO TIGHT?

You might say ‘but that is obvious’ – no it isn’t! I am presently associated with the Bottomless Closet, an organization that helps women to have the right image and proper clothing when they go for an interview.

While working with the women I am surprised to learn how many of them think a garment fits when it really doesn’t. Even when they can’t button a jacket – they say it fits. Don’t let that happen to you – here are a few tips how to avoid these mistakes.

1. You must be able to button a jacket  – even if, as I often hear  ‘I never button my jacket’  you should be able to

2. When buttoned  – jackets or shirts should no GAPE – and if it doesn’t when you button it, make sure it doesn’t when you move.

3. When pants show horizontal pleats in the crotch area, it indicates that they are to snug.

4. If you have any extra weight around the middle, on the top or around the hips, a dress should be loose enough not to point them out – or it will look like this !scan0004- 2.jpg too tight dress-2

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 59 – TRYING ON CLOTHES

TIP NO. 59 – TRYING ON CLOTHES

When it is cold and you are all bundled up with sweaters, coats, and scarves, etc., or in the summer when you feel hot and sweaty, you probably don’t feel like getting undressed to try on a new blouse – or anything else.

So you  might buy it without trying it on, hoping it will fit (and suit you) or, what I have seen many women do, they try it on over what they are wearing – HELP – there is no garment – except a jacket or coat – that will look well when pulled over one you are wearing. “It will give me an idea if I like it”‘ a lady told me recently, while she was pulling one turtleneck over another – how can you like it when the shoulder seams are not in the right place and the sleeves are pulling in all directions?  

If you don’t want to get undressed – don’t buy it or take the risk that you have to exchange it – but putting on a blouse over another one won’t give it a fair chance.

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 58 – DON’T BE AN IMPULSE BUYER!

TIP NO. 58 – DON’T BE AN IMPULSE BUYER!

You probably don’t think that you are, but if you want to find out go through  your closet and see how many items still have the Hang Tag and Price ticket on them.

These are items you bought on impulse or they wouldn’t have the price ticket still on, and were never worn. You must have liked them at the time – thinking they would be great to wear on a hot day, or to go out, or for the weekend – or was it maybe a SALE  sign that made you buy them?  

Believe me I am not making it up – I have met many women who say, “Oh, you should see  how many things in my closet still have the price ticket on.”  It is a pity that your budget was spent for something that you are not wearing.

So if you find out that you are an impulse buyer, think twice before you go to the cash register!

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 55 – THE ONE YEAR RULE

TIP NO 55 – THE ONE YEAR RULE

I am sure you have heard this one before, but sometimes we forget. The rule is that if you have not worn a garment for one year, it can be for one of the following reasons:

– you don’t like it anymore

– it does not fit anymore

– it does not suit your lifestyle anymore

– it is not in fashion anymore

Only one of these reasons is enough to take it out of your wardrobe.

When it comes to evening and party dressed the rule chances to two years – because the reason you might not have worn it in the last year is that you had no occasion, so you can give it another chance.

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 53 – THE ONE IN ONE OUT RULE

TIP NO. 52 – THE ONE IN ONE OUT RULE

In order to prevent your wardrobe from bulging, from having too many clothes, from not knowing that you have in your closet, you have to apply the One In One OUT Rule  meaning that when you buy a new item, you have to eliminate one.

But it is not tick for tack – if you have bought a new top you don’t have to get rid of  a top, instead you can take out the skirt you never wear – once you get used to doing this, it will be easy to manage your wardrobe, and you will have a better idea of what you have.

See you tomorrow

                              Brigitte

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